High Fluoride Toothpaste

High fluoride toothpaste can provide needed extra protection against cavities.

What is High Fluoride Toothpaste?

Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water. It helps prevent cavities and reverse early tooth decay. High fluoride toothpaste is a prescription strength toothpaste with up to four times the fluoride of ordinary toothpaste. It’s used just like regular toothpaste by people with a high risk of developing tooth decay.

How Effective is High Fluoride Toothpaste?

Studies show that higher concentrations of fluoride in toothpaste will provide greater anti-cavity benefits. High fluoride toothpastes are available from your dentist and have been shown to decrease the rate of cavities significantly better than a regular toothpaste.

Should I use High Fluoride Toothpaste?

Your dentist or other dental professional can tell you if you should use high fluoride toothpaste. Those with a high risk of developing tooth decay include people with a history of frequent cavities, people with crowns and/or braces or bridges, people with gum disease, and people with dry mouth conditions caused by certain medications or head and neck radiation treatment for cancer.

Is high fluoride toothpaste safe?

Studies show high fluoride toothpaste to be safe and effective. Because ingesting too much fluoride is never advised, as a safety precaution you should not swallow high fluoride toothpaste but instead spit it out after brushing. High fluoride toothpaste should be kept out of reach of young children.